1) The Deputy Director (DD) works closely with the Program Co-Directors on the Advancing Health Equity: Leading Care, Payment, and Systems Transformation national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The AHE Co-Directors and DD collaboratively develop detailed strategic plans, program policies, and the program operating structure, including detailed project management plans.Â
2)Improve the ability of the AHE program to meet or exceed program goals via the effective implementation and continuous improvement of day-to-day program operations and project management plans.
3) The DD and all AHE staff members and partners strive to continually advance their understanding and acknowledgement of the dominant cultureâ™s systemic racism, sexism, classism, ableism, and other forms of oppression and discrimination as root causes of health inequities. This includes recognizing that systemic forms of oppression, discrimination and bias permeate organizations and institutions and require difficult conversations and ongoing effort to recognize and eradicate.
4) Supervise and mentor AHE Program Managers.
5) Work to ensure steady flow of communication about the current state of the field and program operations among the Institute for Medicaid Innovation, the Center for Health Care Strategies, the National Advisory and Policy Development Committee, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
6) Facilitate the continuous improvement and implementation of Advancing Health Equityâ™s Learning Collaborative, including the curriculum, and technical assistance programming to healthcare provider organizations, Medicaid managed care organizations and state Medicaid agencies.
7) The DD is the lead author or co-author on papers submitted to academic journals for competitive review, Learning Collaborative curricula and technical assistance resources, as well as products and tools for broad dissemination (e.g., best practice and lessons learned summaries, policy briefs, white papers, Web-based content and tools, blog posts, webinars).Â This requires synthesizing complex findings from academic reviews of the scientific published and unpublished literature, prior iterations of the program, and qualitative and quantitative data collected from current program participants into clear and concise writing.
8) Represent and promote the work of the AHE program at national forums, conferences and meetings.
9) Take a leadership role in planning, coordinating, and conducting program convenings.
10) Work closely with program staff to coordinate technical assistance site visits for Learning Collaborative participants.
11) Identify, hire, and supervise program consultants and contractors.
12) Collaborate closely with the Co-Directors to develop and negotiate proposal narratives and budgets for review by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Chicago and helps to ensure their timely submission.
13) Monitor program impact by tracking and reporting on program performance measures, achievements, setbacks, and finances; develops efficient methods for organizing, updating, and generating program financial and narrative reports.Â
1) Impeccable problem-solving and analytic skills with an ongoing attention to detail.
2) Superb organizational, time management and prioritization skills and proven experience coordinating a variety of activities in a timely manner.
3) Ambitious and imaginative problem solver.
4) Excellent proven writing and editing skills and ability to synthesize and translate complicated material into clear and simple language.
5) Good working knowledge of health care provision, and/or payment, and/or technical assistance and coaching.
6) Proven management, organizational, fiscal, and analytical skills to include the administration of grant and contract-funded programs, budgeting and scheduling.
7) Demonstrated ability to take initiative and plan ahead.
8) Ability to track and measure project performance for program evaluation purposes.
9) Qualitative evaluation skills and experience.
10) Basic quantitative statistical and analysis skills.
11) Excellent proven verbal communication and presentation skills.
12) Strong project and people management skills.
13) Proven skill in working both independently and in a complex team environment.
14) Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and to deal effectively with people in potentially stressful, time-sensitive situations and in the face of potentially challenging interactions.
15) Experience at negotiating in order to accomplish goals.
16) Ability to form positive working relationships with people from varied backgrounds.
17) Ability to maintain confidentiality.
18) Tolerance for ambiguity.
19) Demonstrated computer literacy and computing skills sufficient for effective use of diverse managerial and administrative computer applications, technical writing, word processing and spreadsheets.
20) Occasional weekend or evening work hours.
21) Ability to travel to national meetings and conferences (approximately .10 - .15 FTE on average).
22) Currently all program travel is suspended to protect health and promote safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
23) Ability, with proven experience, to interact effectively with at least one subset of the populations and communities living with health inequities and systemic oppression and discrimination (e.g., racism, heterosexism).
24) Proven skill in providing consultation and technical assistance to a variety of initiatives and organizations.
1) Experience with or knowledge of health care payment models and organizations (e.g., health insurance companies, value-based payment), and/or Medicaid managed care
2) Several years of relevant health or health services technical assistance and/or coaching experience
3) Experience writing for web-based audiences
2) Cover letter
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